Prospective Students

Graduate Students

Dr. Hayes accepts doctoral students from the clinical area and the NEW cognitive neuroscience cross-area (program overview). Students with interests in one or a combination of the following may be a good fit for the lab: memory, structural MRI, functional MRI (fMRI), aging, neurodegenerative disease, and neuropsychology. Check out our publications page to learn more about our research.

The MINDSET lab will be reviewing Psychology graduate student applications this fall for the 2021 academic year. Consider applying if you have a strong interest in neuroscience and learning to apply neuroimaging tools to study mental health and concussion. Experience with neuroimaging/EEG techniques, or experience with genetic/epigenetic work, programming, and familiarity with statistical software tools is preferred. Successful applicants typically have coursework in neuroscience/biological sciences, strong undergraduate GPAs, and previous experience as a research assistant.

For prospective graduate students, The MINDSET lab is a great place to work and learn! You will join a team of people who are passionate about science and helping to improve the lives of others. Dr. Hayes is committed to creating a respectful atmosphere that appreciates individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences. Respect for each other and creating a fun and productive atmosphere is always emphasized. If you are not afraid of new challenges and want to grow as a scientist, APPLY!

Undergraduate Students

The MINDSET Lab looks for undergraduates that are hard-working, focused, and passionate about research. Undergraduate students are able to join the lab and get course credit for their work in the lab. Duties may include testing participants, assisting with website design and social media, community outreach, programming, data entry and verification, reading papers, and presenting at lab meetings. If these sound like opportunities that would benefit your academic development, contact Dr. Hayes when a position becomes available on our Open Positions page.


Ability to commit for 9 hours a week for 2 back-to-back semesters (can include summers)

Ability to register for 3 credit hours for 2 semesters